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  • *Official* 7/29 Ninth-Inning Glory Postgamer

    Nice job by our offense to get the runs home when they needed to. And thank God Colome finally made that pitch he needed to get the final out.

  • #2
    Absolutely loved the way they scored in the 9th. Good ABs through the first six batters. I’m really glad Eloy got that sac fly after having a mediocre AB in his previous AB.
    (Formerly asindc.)

    "I have the ultimate respect for White Sox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Red Sox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country." Jim Caple, ESPN (January 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      I’m late to post, but this is just what they needed. They can enjoy it tomorrow.

      With the off day, everybody’s pushed back. They could take the opportunity to drop Gonzalez to the fifth spot. I suppose they’d rather he faced KC than Milwaukee...I wish all our pitchers could face KC.

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      • #4
        Nice job by the offense to put up a crooked number.

        Great job by Giolito and the bullpen.

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        • #5
          Nice to see Giolito bounce back from a horrific outing.

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          • #6
            How slow can Colome work. I felt like I was watching that 9th inning for two hours. Nice to get a win, but goodness.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Huisj View Post
              How slow can Colome work. I felt like I was watching that 9th inning for two hours. Nice to get a win, but goodness.
              I thought it was internet problems. I was at a Mankato Moondogs game, but following the Sox on gamecast on my phone. The bottom of the 9th took forever.

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              • #8
                Results notwithstanding, it really wasn't a discouraging series. Outscored them by one. The bullpen was outstanding...13IP, 0R. The offense didn't light things up, but we know even the second half of the Indians rotation is really stout, and for the most part, the offense came from the core that we really want to see succeed. Obviously Cease and Rodon need to have better results, but those numbers will flatten at least some, even over the course of 60 games. The one thing I was really bummed about is Lambert being shelved with an injury. I was really looking forward to seeing more of him, potentially as a starter. Maybe he'll bounce back after the IL stint, but definitely discouraging for now.

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                • #9
                  The top of the ninth was fun.

                  The bottom of the ninth was stressful. Colomé doesn’t have wipeout stuff, and so he has to induce weak contact to make outs. It’s an acceptable formula but he has to stop walking hitters.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frater Perdurabo View Post
                    The top of the ninth was fun.

                    The bottom of the ninth was stressful. Colomé doesn’t have wipeout stuff, and so he has to induce weak contact to make outs. It’s an acceptable formula but he has to stop walking hitters.
                    Agreed, he nearly blew the lead with that performance. Hopefully, we have more games with the lead so he can be used a bit more; work out the kinks, and return to being a competent closer.

                    (we still doing pink, here?)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BRDSR View Post
                      Results notwithstanding, it really wasn't a discouraging series. Outscored them by one. The bullpen was outstanding...13IP, 0R. The offense didn't light things up, but we know even the second half of the Indians rotation is really stout, and for the most part, the offense came from the core that we really want to see succeed. Obviously Cease and Rodon need to have better results, but those numbers will flatten at least some, even over the course of 60 games. The one thing I was really bummed about is Lambert being shelved with an injury. I was really looking forward to seeing more of him, potentially as a starter. Maybe he'll bounce back after the IL stint, but definitely discouraging for now.
                      I disagree. That team clearly looked better than we did, especially their back-end of the rotation.

                      Cishek sucked in game 2 yesterday, just like he sucked in the game against the Twins when he relieved Keuchel. The rest of the bullpen was great, and Giolito was the “stopper” that a TOR starter needs to be.

                      Ideally, Keuchel keeps the Royals at bay to get the team to 3-4, but then what?

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                      • #12
                        The fact that four of our five starters got lit up in their first starts of the season magnifies it. If this was a normal season, we’d chalk it up to a hot Minnesota offense and one crappy turn through the rotation.

                        Cease is still young; he hasn’t yet pitched a full season. He has TOR potential but hasn’t yet reached it.

                        Lopez and Rodón are what they are. Sometimes they will be filthy; sometimes they will walk too many guys and get lit up. They are #4 starters; they both throw too many pitches and don’t go deep in games, which is the definition of a #4 starter.

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                        • #13
                          I suspect we will end up regretting not trading Colome at the peak of his value in July 2019.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mohoney View Post

                            I disagree. That team clearly looked better than we did, especially their back-end of the rotation.

                            Cishek sucked in game 2 yesterday, just like he sucked in the game against the Twins when he relieved Keuchel. The rest of the bullpen was great, and Giolito was the “stopper” that a TOR starter needs to be.

                            Ideally, Keuchel keeps the Royals at bay to get the team to 3-4, but then what?
                            Then we just throw in the towel and forfeit the rest of the season. There's obviously no hope for these guys.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GoSoxMMV View Post

                              Then we just throw in the towel and forfeit the rest of the season. There's obviously no hope for these guys.
                              Maybe next year they won’t try to contend with three question marks in the rotation and a clueless manager.

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